Grateful Dead Live at Barton Hall - Cornell University on 1977-05-08
New Minglewood Blues
They Love Each Other
Lazy Lightnin' ->
Brown Eyed Women
Dancing In The Street
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain
Saint Stephen ->
Not Fade Away ->
Saint Stephen ->
One More Saturday Night
Notes:10 Feet From Stage=Great Instrement Pickup,
Vocals A Bit Lower Than Moore's Copy.
A Few Pauses But Not Many,Tape Filp After D01T08,D03T03
Flip Durning NFA Crossfaded And Is Barely Noticeable,
Probably Lost 3-4 Sec's
Minimal Crowd Chatter, But With Handheld Mic's, Up Front,
There Are A Few Spots Where In An Ideal World, A Few People
Would Have Been Standing Somewhere Else.
if Anyone Wants To Matrix This Feel Free, I'd Love To Hear It!
Subject: Stephanie and Rhonda
Subject: "Official Release"?
Subject: It's that good..
So much has been said about it, I will point out my own personal 20 second highlight:
The guitar solo in Brown Eyed Women. Jerry really takes off. Sublime soloing over the chord changes, switching it up and attacking it from another angle--makes me smile every time I hear it. No one did it quite like Jerry, and no one ever will
Subject: THE MORE AUDIENCE THE BETTER....
the projection back in time to that fateful day when you were a teenager......and saw the show "live"....must have "THE WHOLE SOUND OF THE AUDIENCE PRESENT TO BE COMPLETE"!!......
when you saw the show the audience was forever present in the AIR.....THE WHOLE AUDIENCE'S ROAR "AS ONE"... FILLED THE AIR WITH THE LOVE TRIBAL VIBRATION...........OUR ENERGY was projected onto the DEAD,,,THE DEAD ,,,felt our Lsd dripping cosmically felt energy...............
...........SOMETIMES IT can be just one fan...like in the case of 8/4/76 ,,,,,there is a girl screaming orgasmically (understatement)..... IN THE FRONT of the audience throughout most of the show...and when THE DEAD GO INTO HELP ON THE WAY ,SHE LOSES IT,,,,BIG TIME,,,,(PEAKING ON LSD).....HER DESPERATE WILD SCREAMS OF ECSTASY BRING YOU BACK BIG TIME.........TO THAT DAY,,,,,,,,
"BOARDS ARE GREAT FOR CLARITY REASONS ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....also PHIL DOES NOT SOUND full sometimes on boards.............
BUT TO GO BACK IN TIME AND capture what it was like to "be there"...or to turn otherS ONTO THE DEAD........THE audience must be present,,,they were (to a lesser degree today) part of the show,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
music plus background audience roar is the GRATEFUL DEAD EXPERIENCE.......THE DEAD AND AUDIENCE TOGETHER AS "ONE".............THE DEAD WITH no audience is as if we all went to see the DEAD BACK in the day,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.in an EMPTY AUDITORIUM.................BUT!!>>?....IT was not empty,,it was filled with DEADHEADS,,,,thousands of young screaming enthusiastic (DEAD....i .....KAY...TED).........FANS........
.the clapping before the song began was very much part of the song,,it is as if........we we were all taking part .......,in the experience......"the GRATEFUL DEAD EXPERIENCE"......BY MANY CLAPPING BEFORE A SONG WAS PLAYED,,,WAS AS IF THE CLAPPING WAS part of the song..it belonged together with the song............love you all............MERRY JERRY LSD
Subject: great sounding audience recording
Subject: Suite AUD!
Subject: How Come?
Subject: really would like to burn this to a DVD on my laptop
Subject: IMHO one taper with great seat & even better friends
This I can share: you can hear the difference between analog and digital originals even after subsequent digital canoodling. I loved every minute of the experience of this finished production.
Back in the day, just because the Dead were OK with tapers most of the time (see Althes Rose post last spring re GDB ejecting tapers or some such...), that didn't mean the venue or rent-a-cops were OK with it. So it really helped to have a ginormous diaper bag and a babe in arms, being sure to put the poopy ones on top on the way in...just sayin', behind every taper, there's helpers and friends, usually sitting in a group, back before Tapers' Sections.
So what was it like bein there? This recording pretty much nailed it. Thanks to All for this one.
fyi, reviews here are nice too
Subject: the year i jumped on the train
Subject: Lots to like
Subject: Is This the Greatest Show of all TIme?
Subject: I got this show on a tape in the late 1980's...
Subject: Top Ten Tunes
Probably the closest we can get to the feeling of being there. Even though I wasn't.
This is a classic. One of the most "important" of Grateful Dead history!
Not just the show itself, but this specific recording. There may have been 300 people recording the show, and also the soundboard, and then remixes and matrixes etc. but if this is one single audience source, then I say it is one of the best and most essential versions of a live Grateful Dead show. And since this is considered one of the top 10 Grateful Dead shows, I submit that this is in the top 10 of important Grateful Dead recordings and should be praised accordingly.
Subject: crisp, clean and smooth
Subject: Some things are easier than they appear,
Subject: well done ol' boy
settle down easy
Subject: Finer Things & Time Machines
Subject: Cornell '77 — My First Bootleg Experience
Subject: Souds Great
By the way, I loved the voices of the fans as it made it real. Made me wish I go go back in time and join the fun.
Many thanks to all who share.
Subject: Just awesome
Been to about 180 shows, but started in 84
Always prefer an amazing aud to sound boards, but only when it's this good.
And oh my god, imagine being at this show.
THe best I was ever at were 10-16-89 and 3-29-90.
Thank you for taping and uploading this
Subject: nuclear music
Subject: My favorite tape ever
Subject: made for the taper
Subject: I was there
Subject: Great recording of a great show
Subject: The finest
Subject: Best Loser Ever
Subject: Serious Licks
Subject: One of the best bootlegs...
Subject: one of the classics... maybe "the" classic
Subject: THANK YOU!!!!
Subject: my buddy and I hitchhiked here from Boston Garden show
Subject: great show
Subject: man say ' fire' and calls it
Subject: Barton Hall....
Subject: first set
Subject: really good show from a casual listner.
Subject: The Rave's Review
Subject: sweet susie
Subject: Like it ALOT
I feel like I'm right there on 10th row...
Subject: GOD DAMN
I am listening to this by candlelight as the fourth foot of snow falls outside, and I write down more of my crazy psychedelic novel. And...
This show is SSSOOO FUCKING GOOD. SO GOOD! The scarlet > fire is not the greatest ever, nor is the St. steve, or even the NFA, but everything just FLOWS TOGTHER, WINDS and WEAVES and DRIPS. The sound quality is f**king amazing. Every player is on. SO GOOD!!
Subject: if only I had been there...
Subject: A good AUD in it's time, but...
Subject: One of the Best Jerry recordings anywhere
.........and one of the best "Dancin's ever
Subject: Perfection, divinity, Purest AUD imaginable
A note about downloading this: I had some trouble getting the files into a music library, until I discovered that unlike some shows, you have to extract these. Everyone having a hard time should make sure the files are extracted first, that should make everything easier. I've tried both sources and personally prefer the MP3 Zip more than the VBR.
A world of thanks to Jeff Stevenson
Subject: re: Real Player no longer records
To the show: A classic. One of my favorites outside of 1974, my absolute favorite year, period.
Subject: ! HELP RealPlayer wont record anymore !
Subject: well it's damn good
Subject: Tour of 77
Cornell 77 a good year to be on the bus and
a great show.
Subject: Great Nug
Subject: If only...
And don't dis SM57's. I've been taping with them for years and never had a complaint. They're not Schoeps but there's a reason so many bands use them for intrument mics!
Subject: 1st Dead show
Subject: Don't 'diss' Shure 57's!!!
But the main reason for posting this review is to comment to reviewer Folkhippy below, who compares the Shure 57 microphone to a beat-up old car. I do not work for Shure, just as an indie musician & recording engineer who uses their mics. Hey Folkhippy, just F.Y.I., many of the world's greatest vocalists & musicians have relied, still do rely, religiously, on the clear, defined tone of Shure 57 mics, for STUDIO RECORDING (and of course for live work)!!! There are engineers who prefer the 57's even to the eternally successful Shure 58's for certain applications. The basic difference between the mics you compare is that the Shures are "dynamic" mics, which are generally more rugged and can take higher input gain before distorting, whereas the ECM's etc. are "condenser" mics, much more delicate and yes, more defined in the treble end and 'transparent'-sounding... HOWEVER, had our taper at Cornell '77, who was positioned 10 ft. from the stage, used a pair of fine condensers to record the show, it is quite likely that he would have ended up much worse off---the Dead were not known for being a 'quiet' band, and condensers crap out badly at high volumes! (Also,knowing what kind of hijinks went on at Dead shows, a pair of condensers may not even have survived the show intact!) There is a certain warmth, a certain high-midrange accent, that keeps people coming back to those Shure 57's & 58's year after year. Peace & Good Vibes.
Subject: Best AUD of this show...
As for the music, this is for sure my favorite Dead show of all time. The band was hot, funky, and extra stoned. The Brown Eyed Women is the best there is and the Dancin' is my favorite Garcia solo. Every time I listen to this show it puts me in a good mood! I really enjoy this great quality AUD!
Subject: Best Show Ever?
And to Dusty who wrote below. You wish crowds these days had the freakin energy to clap and give it up for every song they hear. You can't stand the clapping? Thats what SBDs are for deuch, or have you not figured that out since you came here in 2002 for some Phil & Friends shows...
Subject: This is a good show
peace and love
Subject: Great Show
Take a Step Back is appropriately included as well. Those of us who weren't old enough to appreciate the Dead until the last, and somewhat tragic, years appreciate the banter. There was sadly little life left in Jerry (and the band as a whole) when I was finally old enough to enjoy their music--and get permission to go see them.
Nice Mama Tried, GREAT NFA.
Subject: shure 57 (as in sm57?)
Subject: shure 57 (as in sm57?)
Subject: over rated?
Subject: second set ectasy
Subject: Just the best
I like everything but it's the NFA that is the pure unstoppable candy here.
Subject: Oh my!
Subject: this and that
Subject: wish i was older than 10 in 1977...
Subject: GREAT MUSIC BUT NOT BEST OF THE YEAR
Subject: Don't get carried away is right...
Subject: To download.
Subject: not great sound
Subject: better recording available for free
the quality is much better..
this is a great show, as i do love the scarlet> fire as well as the dancin', and NFA
Subject: One of the best
Keep in mind that I have probably listened to this show a few hundred times over the last 15 or so years, but usually just for the Scarlet/Fire. Listen to the stream of the Dew and tell me you're not moved. Wow.
Subject: sick, sick, SICK!!!!
Subject: I like the college shows.
Subject: Acclaimed Greatest???
"Who are The Grateful Dead and why do they keep following me around?"
Subject: Better than the SBD?????
But everyone is entitled to their own opinion. This show was acclaimed the greatest Dead show ever, and without a doubt it is. But then again the entire 1977 show collection is by far the best year they ever had. I was lucky to get board copies of every show before they were locked out for streaming only.
A GREAT show from a GREAT year
Subject: Best. Tape. Ever.
"America's favorite song, TRUCKIN!!!!"
Also, listen for the baked dude during Dew saying "Hey, he's got microphones in here. Why can't I have microphones?!?" It's real low in the mix, but it's funny as hell, and since I've heard this at least a million times, I know all of the drug induced banter.
Subject: Fu@#in Great!
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